The evolutionary context of the first hominins

@article{Wood2011TheEC,
  title={The evolutionary context of the first hominins},
  author={B. Wood and T. Harrison},
  journal={Nature},
  year={2011},
  volume={470},
  pages={347-352}
}
  • B. Wood, T. Harrison
  • Published 2011
  • Medicine, Biology
  • Nature
  • The relationships among the living apes and modern humans have effectively been resolved, but it is much more difficult to locate fossil apes on the tree of life because shared skeletal morphology does not always mean shared recent evolutionary history. Sorting fossil taxa into those that belong on the branch of the tree of life that leads to modern humans from those that belong on other closely related branches is a considerable challenge. 

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